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Yanghun Ben Jung


SportShort Track
Born04 Apr 2002 in Daejeon 
ResidenceDresden, GER
LanguagesEnglish, German, Korean
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.319 21 Oct 2021 Beijing  
    1000m 1:25.666 07 Feb 2020 Dresden  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamEislauf-Verein Dresden [EVD]: Germany  
Name of coachStuart Horsepool [national]  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, before moving to Germany in 2017.  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis younger sister Myeongbi Jung represented Germany in short track at the 2020 World Cup event in Germany. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Jan 2021)  
Other informationMOVE TO GERMANY
Born in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, he moved to Germany in 2017 with his father's job as an engineer. Yanghun Ben had been a highly-ranked short track skater in the Republic of Korea, but he did not skate for his first year in Germany until his father discovered the Eislauf-Verein club in Dresden. "In South Korea, the training is three times harder. I didn't have fun there anymore. We weren't allowed to laugh during the sessions. We should concentrate every second because of the risk of accidents. We wish each other a lot of success here [in Germany]. I was very surprised. Nobody had done this for me before. It's a very good feeling." (, 27 Nov 2019)

After moving to Germany, he began attending a sports school in Dresden while the rest of his family lived in Erlangen. He studied German for nine to 10 hours a week outside of normal class hours, and spoke to his mother for only 10 minutes a day on the phone to make sure he spoke German rather than Korean. "The sports high school put a lot of effort into this. It helped that I went to Dresden and my family continued to live in Erlangen. That makes it easier. I don't speak Korean here. Only 10 minutes a day because otherwise I will forget what I learned in German during the day." (, 27 Nov 2019)
HobbiesPlaying the piano. (, 01 Jan 2020)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"No pain, no gain." (, 01 Jan 2020)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 European Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay17  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 500m23  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1000m25  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1500m26  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay10  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay13  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay14  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m21  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m33  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m33  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m39  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m40  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m53  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m58  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m62  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m82